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Matthew Knott is a Fairfax Media reporter based in the United States. He previously worked in the Canberra press gallery and recently finished a Masters of Journalism at Columbia University in New York.

'We must put down our armour': Trump offers plan to end shutdown

'We must put down our armour': Trump offers plan to end shutdown

US President Donald Trump struck an unusually conciliatory tone in his White House address but earned a frosty reception from leading Democrats.

  • by Matthew Knott

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'We are at impeachment': Trump hit by most damaging story of his presidency

'We are at impeachment': Trump hit by most damaging story of his presidency

The Trump administration has been rocked by reports that the President instructed his former lawyer to lie to Congress about his business dealings in Russia.

  • by Matthew Knott
Food stamps and free craft beer: How the shutdown is hitting the US

Food stamps and free craft beer: How the shutdown is hitting the US

A month into the federal government shutdown, the economic consequences are starting to bite. But Donald Trump has yet to find an exit strategy.

  • by Matthew Knott
US Senate votes to lift sanctions against Russian oligarch

US Senate votes to lift sanctions against Russian oligarch

Eleven Republicans voted to maintain sanctions against three companies linked to billionaire Oleg Deripaska, but the motion fell just short of success.

  • by Matthew Knott
Trump declares there is 'no substitute' for a wall, shutdown drags on

Trump declares there is 'no substitute' for a wall, shutdown drags on

A raft of new polls show most Americans oppose a border wall and blame Trump and his Republican colleagues, rather than Democrats, for the government shutdown.

  • by Matthew Knott
'A wild 12 months': Trump's tumultuous second year

'A wild 12 months': Trump's tumultuous second year

The second year of Donald Trump's presidency was, in many ways, more dramatic than the first. And it's ending in chaos.

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'Tens of thousands' of Australian firms could be affected by Chinese hack

'Tens of thousands' of Australian firms could be affected by Chinese hack

China's intelligence services have hacked Australia's biggest providers of software services in an extraordinary penetration that the west is now calling out.

  • by David Wroe, Nick McKenzie & Matthew Knott
Why James Mattis' departure is terrible news for Australia
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Why James Mattis' departure is terrible news for Australia

The year in US politics is not ending so much as imploding, and alarm bells are ringing.

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Trump's Syria retreat shows he can't be tamed or changed
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Trump's Syria retreat shows he can't be tamed or changed

An "axis of adults" inside Donald Trump's administration tried to mould him into a conventional Republican president. His Syria troop withdrawal shows they failed.

  • by Matthew Knott
'Step in right direction': Trump lauds Australia's move on Jerusalem
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'Step in right direction': Trump lauds Australia's move on Jerusalem

The Trump administration says Australia's decision to recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is a "recognition of reality".

  • by Matthew Knott
'The President committed a felony': Fog of scandal around Trump thickens

'The President committed a felony': Fog of scandal around Trump thickens

Prosecutors are examining whether Trump's inaugural committee raised illegal funds. Speculation mounts that Trump could face prosecution when he leaves office.

  • by Matthew Knott